Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Euzophera pinguis

Euzophera pinguis (Haworth, 1811)

ash-bark knot-horn, olive pyralid moth, tabby knot-horn

on Fraxinus, Olea


The larvae tunnel and pupate in the bark of the stem and thick branches, in particular in the callus around old bark wounds.

host plants

Oleaceae, oligophagous

Fraxinus excelsior; Olea europaea.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

larva, pupa

Pictures on Lepiforum; see also Patočka & Turčáni.


Huertas Dionisio & Fuentes (2004a), Lepiforum (2020), Moussa, Choueiri, Youssef & El Riachy (2017a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Schutze (1931a), Ylla, Macià & Huertas Dionisio (2008a).

Last modified 8.iii.2020